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Celebrating the Luck of the Irish: LongIsland.com’s St. Patrick's Day Parade Guide

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It’s time to break out your best gold and green garb and celebrate at a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Long Island!

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Young Long Islanders dressed up in green at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Bayport, NY.

Photo by: Timothy Butler via LongIsland.com's Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations in 2013 Photo Gallery.

Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a parade! Lucky for resident Long Islanders, there are plenty of different St. Patrick’s Day parades going on across the Island to attend - whether you live all the way out on the East End, or closer to the city in Nassau County! Lots of traditions are associated with Saint Patrick’s Day, like wearing shamrocks, eating corned beef and cabbage, and listening to Irish music, but no celebration comes close to the excitement and jubilee that surrounds a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
 
Whether you have family ties to the Emerald Isle, or you don’t even have a drop of Irish in you, get out there and have some fun this St. Patrick’s Day at one of these local parades on Long Island. 
 
2016 Kings Park St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, March 5th, 12:00 PM
Free Event
Join thousands of Kings Parkers on Saturday, March 5th as they enjoy the 5th Annual Kings Park St. Patrick's Day parade featuring floats, bagpipe bands, marchers and much more!
 
Hofstra’s 18th Annual Irish Festival at Hofstra Physical Education Center
1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550
516-463-5067
Sunday, March 6th, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$6 for Adults; $5 for Seniors 65 & Older; Free for Children under 12 or with Hofstra ID
Celebrate the Irish gifts of food, music and culture during the Hofstra 18th Annual Irish Festival! With dances, musical performances and activities for children, there's a little something for everyone!
 
51st Annual John P. Reilly East Islip St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-9317
Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 PM
Free Event
Heading West along Main Street to Irish Lane, the jubilant 51st Annual John P. Reilly East Islip St. Patrick's Day Parade will feature local high schools and fire departments, along with 2016 Grand Marshal Dave Ring.
 
25th Annual Bethpage St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
220 Central Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
631-506-1473
Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 PM
Free Event
Beginning after Sunday Mass on March 6th, the 25th Annual Bethpage St. Patrick's Day Parade will trek along a one mile route from Central Ave to Stewart Ave to Burkhardt Ave and right down Broadway to the Reviewing Stand. Don't forget your shamrocks!
 
Westhampton Beach's 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
340 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-506-1473
Saturday, March 12th, 12:00 PM
Free Event
Don't miss out on Westhampton Beach's 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade complete with marchers ranging from cub scout groups, to local businesses, to horseback riders!
 
St. James' 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-5200
Saturday, March 12th, 1:00 PM
Free Event
Kicking off at 1 PM on Saturday, March 12th, the St. James' 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be taking to the streets once again in a sea of green and gold!
 
12th Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Route 25 starting at Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935
631-765-3161
Saturday, March 12th, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free Event
Come celebrate and join the community of Cutchogue Saturday, March 12th during their 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade! All local civic groups and local fire departments are invited to participate.
 
2016 Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Snedecor Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705
516-426-2601
Sunday, March 13th, 11:00 AM
Free Event
Featuring local fire departments, talented bands and impressive floats, you won't want to miss out on the 26th Annual Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick's Day Parade!
 
66th Annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Rt. 25A & Harrison Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11778
Sunday, March 13th, 1:00 PM
Free Event
Join thousands of Long Islanders at the 66th Annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade! Beginning in Miller Place at Rt. 25A & Harrison Avenue, this is a parade not to be missed!
 
82nd Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
New York Ave & Broadway, Huntington Station, NY 11743
Sunday, March 13th, 2:00 PM
Free Event
Whether you're Irish, or simply Irish-at-heart, come on out and enjoy the oldest St. Patrick's Day parade on Long Island - 82nd Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day parade!
 
2016 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade - FREE!
97 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-963-2796
Sunday, March 13th, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event
The Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin at Hiawatha Elementary School and head to the St. Regis Knights of Columbus Hall.
 
Moriches Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Center Moriches from Lake Avenue East to Ocean Avenue
631-874-3849
Sunday, March 13th, 2PM
Free Event
Get out your best green garb and make your way over to Main Street in Center Moriches to watch and join in the fun at the Moriches Chamber’s 2016 St. Patrick’s Parade! 
 
Patchogue's 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-4302
Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Event
Take in all of the spectacle, floats, marchers, bagpipes and more during Patchogue's 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 19th starting at 10 AM!
 
12th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
72 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-905-6051
Saturday, March 19th, 11:00 AM
Free Event
For those of you out on the East End, head over to Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue to view and cheer on the start of the 12th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade!
 
20th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade - FREE!
Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Saturday, March 19th, 12:00 PM
Free Event
Going for twenty years strong, the Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade will be marching down Maple Avenue on Saturday, March 19th at 12 PM sharp. This year's Grand Marshal will be Michael O'Reilly!
 
Montauk's 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Edgemere Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-1578
Sunday, March 20th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Free Event
With over 30,000 spectators estimated to attend, be sure to grab your spot early for the 54th Annual Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade! Beginning at 10 AM on the green, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce will be serving hot soup in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade souvenir mug.